Saturday Real Food for Kids Tasting Event in Takoma Park

Bring your kids to this free event to taste healthy school lunch recipes…developed by kid chefs!

Real Food for Kids Montgomery, a “grass-roots, parent advocacy group promoting whole, delicious, fresh and nutrient-rich foods in the Montgomery County Public Schools” is hosting what sounds like a fun and tasty event. On Saturday May 18 at Piney Branch School in Takoma Park (7510 Maple Avenue) from 12-2 p.m. families are invited to taste five finalists’ menu creations. Everyone can taste but only kids vote on their favorite selections. The winning recipe will be submitted to MCPS for their consideration as a new menu item!

Other activities for all ages of attendees will include Guess What Food?, Knife Skills Demo, Food Trivia and My Plate Coloring. Tickets are $5/person or $15/family. Free or reduced price entry is available at the door for families who qualify for free or reduced priced lunches.

Here are the top 5 finalists’ recipes for a healthy school lunch…the kids’ tasting menu, if you will:

Turkey Wrap with Mixed Vegetables, Apple and Popcorn
Chef: Marina Bowsher

Kale, Bean and Fruit Pita Pockets
Chef: Aura Triana

MC Old Bay Fish Soft Whole Grain Corn Tacos with Tropical Fruit Salsa, Crunchy Spinach Salad with Cilantro Lime Yogurt Dressing and Garden Patch Quinoa
Chef: Diane Ganci

Whole Wheat Pita Bread, Hummus, Apple and Classy Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad
Chefs: Rebecca Letsinger (6th grade) and Nancy Letsinger

Happy Bean Pancake with Mango     
Chefs: Josie James-Le (5th grade) and Cait James

Entrants will be competing for cash and gift cards to further their passions for cooking.

If you buy your tickets in advance online at you will be entered into a drawing for an RFKM water bottle or a 6 month membership to the Six O’Clock Scramble.


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